OU's defensive end 'wish list'

The wish list turns to defense for this week and starts with top defensive end targets.

With all spring games in the books, things are starting to work themselves out on the recruiting trail. It's time to start looking more intently on Oklahoma's "wish list" for the Class of 2015.

SoonersIllustrated.com is going to examine the recruiting situation for the Sooners at every single position in the next week.

Here is an idea of where OU stands heading into May. The number in parentheses indicates the number of recruits OU is looking to sign at the position for the Class of 2015. The names in no way reflect OU's official board but are the best guesstimate of who OU is targeting.

DE (2-3)

Committed: None.

Favorite: None.

Next in line: Ontario (Canada) St. Catharines' Neville Gallimore. Defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery has made several defensive end offers before this month but none of them have really seemed to make a big imprint. So it has been back to work the last couple of weeks and Gallimore seems like a legit option at this point. Montgomery hasn't had a lot of time with him, but the relationship is developing fast. And, as usual, if OU can get a visit, things will get real interesting.

On the radar: Yazoo City (Miss.) High's Gabriel Campbell. Never easy to snatch a top Mississippi talent, but OU did it last year with Tito Windham so don't rule it out. Not a lot of offers so OU has also gotten in there nice and early before the wave of offers. Alabama is the biggest out of state threat so far, especially coming off a great visit to the Tide's spring game.

Round Rock (Texas) High's Breylin Mitchell. Been committed to TCU for a while, but there's a reason Montgomery keeps going back to Mitchell. His size is exactly what OU is looking for at defensive end, and the Sooners aren't even close to throwing in the towel on this one. Defensive end isn't looking too hot for OU right now, but it shouldn't be something OU fans worry about too much at the moment.


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